3D + Time = 4D
What is 4D BIM
We offer 4D BIM Simulation or Construction Sequencing for your Building Information Models. The whole process during the construction phase are integrated with the fourth dimension time.
At BIMEX Engineers, we use Autodesk Navisworks platform to create 4D Construction Sequencing based on the planned construction process. With the generated sequence the construction planner can simulate the planned process, identifies any potential clashes, effective material planning & management, improved site utilization planning & coordination with on-going operations, supply chain management, inventory management, etc.
With the 4D Scheduling, the designers and contractors can visualize each phase of the construction in detail. This helps in improved site-logistics management, smooth construction work-flow, removes delay in material management and ultimately it speed up the construction process.
The Gantt chart obtained from Primavera or Microsoft Project is directly linked with Building Information Model to produce the 4D Scheduling or construction sequencing. The construction sequencing helps to schedule conflict between multiple-trades during construction phase, thereby reducing the time taken for the whole construction process.